David Santan (born 5 June 1998), known simply as Dave or Santan Dave, is a British rapper, from Streatham, South London.
Dave released the Six Paths EP and singles “Thiago Silva” and “JKYL+HYD” in 2016. His collaborator and production partner is 169 Tyrell Paul. He has also worked with Fraser T Smith and AJ Tracey, and Drake has released a remix of one of his tracks. Dave made his debut appearance on Black Box, a YouTube channel for freestyle rap, in May 2015. He performed his first SB.TV “Warm Up Session” with Jamal Edwards in November 2015. His debut performance on Charlie Sloth’s “Fire in the Booth”, a freestyle segment on BBC Radio 1Xtra, was in March 2016. Dave’s festival debut was at Bestival in August 2016, performing alongside AJ Tracey on their track Thiago Silva on the Eskimo Dance stage. He made a performance as part of the Red Bull Music Academy UK tour in October 2016.
In October 2016, Drake premiered a remix to Dave’s song “Wanna Know” on OVO Sound Radio, which also featured Drake and was released as a single.